Don’t Fall Victim to These Seasonal Hazards

Pumpkin spice and chilly weather are back which can only mean one thing– fall is here! Start taking out your coats because the air is crisp and cool and the leaves are changing color. Not only is the changing season exciting for humans, but your pet is likely welcoming fall with open arms as they finally leave the hot, sticky […]

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A Very Deserved Home for Delicata

Delicata, a three-year-old tortoise shell cat who’d spent time at the ASPCA, was no ordinary feline resident. When Katherine Good, Foster and Placement Manager for the ASPCA Community Engagement team, heard that Deli had finally found a home, it was a very big deal.  “I come bearing incredible news!” Katherine emailed her team on September 24. “Our feline friend Delicata […]

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Lil BUB Makes a Big Difference for Special-Needs Animals Nationwide

UPDATE: Lil BUB’s Big Fund Finds a New Home For all you Lil BUB supporters, there is a new place for you to contribute in BUB’s memory: goodjobbub.org. Since 2014, Lil BUB’s BIG Fund for the ASPCA has awarded 254 grants to 212 organizations totaling over $427,000. But now, BUB’s proud family will be taking the reins, continuing their efforts to […]

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A Second Chance for Soba

Second chances happen every day at the ASPCA—cruelty victims become beloved family pets, homeless animals settle into new digs, and so many are finally given the love they deserve. Rescue dogs are so much more than their pasts or their breed, and we are so fortunate to be able to make so many happy endings possible for deserving animals. “Adoption […]

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Medication Spotlight: 5-Fluorouracil and its Deadly Effects

While there are plenty of medications that may be lifesaving to humans, these same medications can be life-threatening to our pets. Recently, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has received a 32% increase in calls about the medication 5-Fluorouracil, or 5-FU.  5-FU can be deadly to our beloved pets and the APCC wants to make sure you have all […]

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Blondie Is Still Looking For a Loving Home

In July, we shared sweet Blondie, our adoptable pup who’s made tremendous progress in our care and is eager to find a loving home. Months later, sadly, Blondie is still waiting for a family to call her own. Could that family be yours? Please share Blondie today to help her find a home! Blondie  Age: 8 yearsGender: FemaleBreed: Cattle Dog […]

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ASPCA Urges Stronger Enforcement in Organic Foods Program

The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) creates and oversees standards for producing USDA Organic-labeled foods, including dairy, meat and eggs. NOP regulations include some requirements for living conditions and health care for farm animals. Despite these requirements, factory farm-style operations can still receive USDA Organic certification since many NOP regulations have no means of objective measurement. We urge the USDA […]

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Hay Horse Lover, Did You Miss Hooftober? NEIGH-ver Fear!

Earlier this month, from October 3-11, we threw open the virtual barn doors and invited you to join us online to meet a horse. During this period, which we dubbed Hooftober, viewers tuned in approximately 20,000 times over the course of the event to learn more about horses, equine rescue and adoption. The best part? Hooftober may officially be “Hooft-over,” […]

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Good Luck for Chuck

Volunteers and foster caregivers are often crucial to the care and rehabilitation of animals in our care. The dedication of these people has been highlighted now more than ever, but their patience and generosity reached animals before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ruth H. had opened her heart and home to foster a senior dog in 2011, and in 2018 she was […]

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Risa and Sky Rebound from Tragedy

Risa, a nine-year-old Staffordshire terrier, and Sky, a five-year-old tuxedo cat, shared a home for years in Laurelton, Queens, until their caretaker passed away from COVID-19. Sadly, that tragedy is not unusual during this devastating pandemic. “For people and pets alike, the pandemic has torn apart families,” says Katherine Good, Foster and Placement Manager at the ASPCA.  Katherine encouraged a […]

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